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Christmas Gifts that Give

Gift Ideas that Give

Christmas Gifts Ideas That Give  Give a little more this Christmas season! Here are some gift ideas with a philanthropic cause. Whether it’s a creamy body lotion or silk georgette blouse, these gifts just do a little bit more. After all isn’t Christmas all about giving? TOM’s Red Ornament Stocking | Kiehl’s Grapefruit Whipped Butter Theory RED Special Edition Women’s Blouse | Lush Charity Pot Created by polyvore-editorial With every Tom’s product you purchase, Toms will help 1 person in need. In the United States, 100%…

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Beauty, Fashion & Style

Hairstyling Fun With Bobby Pins

Creative Bobby Pin Hairstyles

Bobby pins are quite the miracle hair tool. They are a wonderful invention. Often hidden away in updo’s and other hairstyles, they don’t get the credit they deserve. In the world of hair accessories, they’re probably my favorite hair styling tools, simply because they allow you to do so much with your hair. So this blog post is a tribute to bobby pin hairstyles! Hairstyles Showcasing Bobby Pins Love this simple bold statement that these 3 red bobby pins make. Source: Pinterest What…

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Beauty, Fashion & Style

Hair Inspiration: The Long Bob

Hair Inspiration

I ‘ve had long hair for probably the last 6 years. The last time I cut it short, I promised myself I would never, ever, ever cut it shorter than past my shoulders. But lately, I’ve been loving the look of the long bob. It’s just long enough to tie back, still a reasonable length to be manageable. Long bobs or “lobs” have been growing in popularity with an army of celebs sporting them.  There are a variety of styles…

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Beauty, Nail Tutorials

Marchesa and Revlon – the Fab Collab

Revlon by Marchesa

I. am. in. love.  When I first saw these beautifully jewelled nail appliques on chictoronto.com,  I think my heart just stopped. Marchesa gowns know how to make an entrance, and these nails appliques are no different! Marchesa and Revlon have teamed up to create couture nail appliques with elaborate 3D designs and intricate patterns. There are eight different designs in total,  featuring ornate detailed patterns with tiny jewels in the complete essence of the classic Marchesa style.   Do you have a…

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Beauty, Nail Tutorials

DIY Nail Art: Easy Geometric Design

DIY Geometric Nail Art Design

It has been awhile since I’ve done any nail tutorials. Lately I’ve just been painting my nails solid colors, but after seeing all the fun nail art pictures on Pinterest I decided to return to the world of DIY nail art! This geometric design is so easy anyone can do it and make it look great!  Creating this nail art pattern doesn’t require any nail tools, just your regular polish brush! Just pick 2 colors and you’re pretty much set to…

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Beauty, Health & Fitness

Beauty Round Up: Best Facial Sunscreens

Best Facial sunscreens

Summer is finally here and so let’s start enjoying it! Just make sure you  are keeping yourself protected from those darn UV rays. When it comes to your face, make sure you do a little research to find the right formulation for your skin.  SPF is just one factor in choosing and wearing a sunscreen. How a sunscreen feels, smells and works with your makeup will determine whether you rub it in. Here are my top 5 best facial sunscreens:…

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Beauty, DIY, Fashion & Style

DIY Roundup: 7 Fun, Summer DIY Fashion Ideas

summer DIY projects

The temperatures are scorching, and the bright sun is shining–which means there’s no better time to show off your sizzling sense of summer style. It’s time to get crafty! Here are my 7 of my favorite summer DIY fashion ideas.  1. DIY Cut Off Denim Denim cut offs are a staple to every summer wardrobe. Now everyone knows how to make cut off denim shorts from and old pair of jeans, but adding a little lace can be the finishing touch!…

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Beauty, Nail Tutorials

Nail DIY: Spring Flowers Nail Design

Spring Flowers Nail design

Spring Flowers Nail Design The winter is almost over which means spring is on its way! So why not get into the spirit by jazzing up your nails with some beautiful spring flower nail designs? I won’t go over the basics of hand and nail care because you are probably up to speed with it. So let’s get started! Tools: a small nail art dotter (or toothpick), two brightly colored nail polishes of your choice, topcoat and nail accessories like gems…

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Beauty, Nail Tutorials

Nail DIY: Rainbow Heart Nail Art

Heart Nail Art tutorial

I was originally thinking of doing rainbow french tips, but I wanted to do something more interesting. So as I started playing around with my polish and painting it on at different angles and eureka! I realize I had created a little heart on my thumb. The best thing about these heart nail art design is they don’t require any tools at all. Just simply your regular ol’ nail polish Valentine’s day update: Since it was V-day is coming up…

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